Staying healthy often seems very challenging. But the key is to try adding one new healthy habit to your life at a time. If you try doing a lot of new things at once it can be overwhelming and lead to you giving up on your new lifestyle. And remember to be patient with yourself!
Today, I’m here to share some small lifestyle changes you can start doing to become a healthier person slowly and steadily:
Get enough sleep
Getting a good amount of sleep is absolutely necessary if you want to be at your productive best. Sleep deprivation affects your brain’s ability to concentrate and perform at its best. No matter how busy you are, try to get 6-8 hours of sleep daily.
Wake up at the same time every morning
Waking up at the same time every day (on the weekends too) makes it easier to get up in the morning. If your body knows what to expect, it will behave a lot better for you so no more sleeping until noon on weekends.
Drink a glass of water first thing in the morning
Hydrating first thing in the morning helps to aid digestion, enhance skin health, and boost energy.
Start your day with a healthy breakfast
Eat a good healthy breakfast to start your day strong, help with your energy levels and keep you focused. Try to avoid sugary foods so you don’t feel sluggish for the rest of the day.
Change your eating habits
Eat everything with moderation. Include a different variety of fruits, vegetables, and protein in your diet. But do not restrict yourself.
Shop with a grocery list and prepare healthy meals and snacks
Instead of stocking your pantry with processed snacks, try to prepare healthy snacks at home that require only a few ingredients. So, when you are hungry, you have no other option but to eat those.
Be more active
Try to be more active by doing what you love. It could be dancing, walking, doing yoga, walking, or lifting weights. Just move your body whenever you can!
Vitamin D is one of the most important nutrients for overall health, and the sunlight is one of our best sources of it. Aim to get at least 30 minutes of sunlight each day if you can.
Do things you enjoy
Whether that’s exercise, baking, painting, playing an instrument, reading a book reserve time each day to spend doing activities you enjoy.
I cant’ recommend this enough. Practice gratitude each day, this could be when you wake up or before bed. In the 21 days challenge app you can find a challenge with everyday gratitude questions.
Start small and make the changes you really want in life.
What are some habits you have been able to incorporate and keep? Let me know in the comments 😊